Bacon County High School has been chosen the 2016-17 Class 2-AA Region 2 winner of the Georgia High School Association’s Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award.

“We were selected to receive this award based on the recommendation of the other schools in Region 2-AA. This is a recognition ‘we’ can be proud of and, when I say we, it is not only the athletic department, but the students, administrators, teachers, board members and the whole community,” said Bacon County Athletic Director Michael Thompson.

“We can and should be extremely proud to have been selected to receive this award.”

Georgia’s Electric Membership Cooperatives (Georgia’s EMCs) proudly sponsor the award which honors schools that demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship during the 2016-2017 school year.

“Congratulations to all of the region winners of the GHSA Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award for 2016-2017,” says Dr. Robin Hines, GHSA Executive Director.

“It is an honor for these member schools to be selected by their regions for this award. The characteristics of good sportsmanship are critical to the development of our young people as they transition into productive adults.”

“The GHSA applauds our schools on this accomplishment and appreciates Georgia’s EMCs for their support of this outstanding recognition program.”

Since 2006, the GHSA and Georgia’s EMCs have sponsored the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award which reinforces the GHSA philosophy: “Students, athletes, coaches, spectators and all others associated with high school activities programs should adhere to the fundamental values of respect, fairness, honesty and responsibility.”

Schools around the state are honored for exhibiting exceptional sportsmanship during competitive events.Student athletes, fellow students, school staff, parents and event spectators are recognized for the sportsmanship they display.

The award is not only a school honor, but a community honor as well. The GHSA region secretaries select winners based upon sportsmanship demonstrated throughout the school year.

Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Awards are presented annually to the GHSA-member high schools in the 56 regions from the seven classifications by representatives from the EMCs during fall athletic events and school assemblies.